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5 clues to know if you have the skills of a programmer

5 August, 2017
5 clues to know if you have the skills of a programmer.

In this post we will mention you 5 clues to know if programming is a path for you. Make the best decision after watching them. ENTERS!

 

WE START:

Programming is not for everyone, because you simply may not have the requirements that are needed. Of course, everyone can learn to program, but it is not the same just learning to take a professional career and dedicate yourself to it.

I know some people who study different careers in computing and know how to program, such as: A lawyer who knows how to program.

Understanding this world will help you to be a more open, technical and logical person, but if you want to dedicate yourself to this, then I leave you what you need to know:

5 tips to know if you have the skills of a programmer:

  1. Autonomy: all good programmers have HIGH autonomy, either when working or when they are going to learn something new. If when you get to the office you don't have a real motivation to do your project and you just wait for others to tell you what to do, then this is not your thing.
  2. Logic: It is one of the most fundamental points to be able to enter this world, since every engineer (not only computer scientist) has to have it to succeed. Much of the errors that are made in the code come directly from logical failures, and you need logic to fix them.
  3. Creativity: Although logic can be a weight when programming, you also have to take creativity into account, contrary to what you might think, it is a VERY FUNDAMENTAL COMPONENT. Programmers can tell you: there is only one way to program, and this is absurd, because it is as if I told you that there is only one way to make a sandwich, obviously there are many VERY CREATIVE ways.
  4. Commitment: The job of a programmer requires sitting in front of a computer for long periods of time, whether you work for someone else or you work for yourself. Here the days of only 8 hours are not worth it, because to that you have to add the time you spend reading, experimenting and collaborating on OpenSource projects, to be aware of a world that advances too fast.
  5.  Ambition: if you want to get a lot of money in the shortest time possible, all you will get is a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT. You probably know a programmer who became a millionaire overnight like Mark Zuckerberg, or the creator of Snapchat, but they are an exception. To get there, you need a lot of effort and time. What I do advise is that you have ambition, ambition to create something that helps society, to learn new things, without thinking about money or yourself.
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If you meet these 5 requirements, then CONGRATULATIONS, you have the wood to be a programmer. Starts now! Do not give up.

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